Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Birthday Eryn! **updated**


It is my baby sister's 21st Birthday and since I am the nerdy big sister, I decided to make her a Happy Birthday pin. So, this morning somewhere in between taking the kids to school and drying my hair I made this pin. My pics are crappy (as always) but she was working the pin and made it look super cute. She promised to get me a pic of her wearing it today 'cause it looks totally adorable on her. See what I mean? She made it look cute!

It was totally easy to make. I just bought some fat quarter fabric at Joann's and a bag of little wooden discs for crafting and glued it up. The "Happy Birthday" is a fabric appliqué that actually came from the scrapbooking section. It glued up fast and easy and she wore it all day. It's actually a pretty fun idea for kids and I can't wait to make them for the girls' birthdays.

Here's another pic of her modeling the pin and the finger knit scarf/necklace thing I made for her. (The scarf actually doubled as a really cool bow for her present. Oh how I LOVE finger knitting!)



She's too cute. And doesn't look even remotely 21. Which she will appreciate immensely when she's almost 30 with two kids and a minivan.

Lest you think me a terribly dorky and out-of-touch sister who gives finger knit scarves and crafty pins for a 21st bday present, check out her real present. I got her a set of these from Crate and Barrel which are so totally fun (who doesn't love anything miniature?) and her very first Cosmopolitan mixer kit!

2 comments:

Michie said...

What is finger knitting?

jen said...

Finger Knitting is too fun! I learned it so I could teach it to my 4-year-old to help with her dexterity and build strength for pre-writing skills and ended up enjoying it myself! You can read how to do it here: http://www.wikihow.com/Finger-Knit